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Association for Aerial Anomaly Research and Cataloging

UFO and Paranormal Research from south-central Indiana

Always Watching the Skies


The Scavenger Captured on Video Tape

--by Lynn Taylor

07MAR98 - Sunday  (01:08 AM)

A friend and her new husband were over for an evening of Euchre. We had just finished up the last hand, so I stepped out into the front yard to check the sky. That's when I saw an all too familiar sight. My old night nemesis, The Scavenger. Now I realize the craft I have dubbed as such is likely not the same craft I see each time, east of my home. However, it's not the specific object I'm referring to, it's where the object is and what it's doing, that I'm referring to. It is always a flickering bright ball of amber colored light, drifting at tree top level, and about twenty miles per hour in a northward direction, toward the county landfill. Hence, the name, "The Scavenger". This encounter was different from all the rest, though. I was prepared with a brand new video camera, better suited for night time telephoto operation. As I ran back inside to grab my camera, I shouted, "You've got to come out and see this!"

Linda, my wife, followed me outside with our friend close behind. They stood watching while I struggled to operate the, not too familiar, video camera in the dark. Within a couple of minutes "Scavenger" passed behind the trees and out of sight.

Only the next day did I learn what I had captured on tape. The "Scavenger" was a disk shaped object. The brilliant light emanates from under the craft, at times reflecting off the underside of the craft, revealing glimpses of it's actual shape. Another characteristic we observed was the "barber pole" effect of the swirling light. A dark diagonal area in the midst of the light could clearly be seen rotating.

One curious after thought concerning this sighting. It was our friend's first UFO sighting. She wasted no time getting outside to take a look. Her husband, on the other hand, did not budge from his chair. I remember our friend telling us some time ago, about her new husband's revelation concerning a close encounter he shared with his mother when he was younger. He never revealed to her any details of the event. She says he doesn't like to talk about it. Hmmm! 

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